Portland cheftestapant alert! Today, Bravo revealed the contestants for the upcoming fifth season of Top Chef Masters, and a familiar face makes the cut: Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern chef/owner Jenn Louis will take on the likes of Richard Sandoval, Bryan Voltaggio, and David Burke, among others. (Check out her official Bravo profile here.)
Unlike the regular seasons of Top Chef, the "Masters" edition features established chefs competing for their charity of choice. A twist this year: an online competition, dubbed "Battle of the Sous Chefs," will feature the chefs' sous, competing to win advantages for their bosses in the Top Chef Masters game. Lincoln sous chef Cory Chunn also represents.
Louis, whose flagship restaurant Lincoln debuted in 2008, was named a Food & Wine Best New Chef in 2012. In TCM's season three, Beast chef Naomi Pomeroy placed fourth, barely missing out on the final round. Top Chef Masters season five debuts on July 24.
· Top Chef Masters Season 5 Contestants Announced [-EN-]
· All Previous Jenn Louis Coverage [Eater PDX]
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